Projects in 2022/23

Completed Projects

  • Ludlow CCTV Phase one                                             

  • Installation of Bus Shelter on Sheet Road, Upper Galderford and Corve Street      

  • Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross Website


     Ludlow Museum 

Ongoing projects

  •           Town CCTV Phase II
  •           The Town Walls
  •           Ludlow Town Tourism Recovery
  •           Staffing Structure Review
  •           Town Green
  •           Climate Action Plan 
  •           Conservation work on the historic Guildhall
  •          Wheeler Road Play area and teen shelter

Project Development


The Guildhall

Work has started on the grade 1 listed guild hall to do some necessary conservation work on both the interior and exterior of the building. A survey was conducted on the building by the Local Conservation officer as there were obvious damp spots starting to appear on the rear of the hall and places where the plaster on the internal roof had deteriorated. The conclusion of the survey was to approve measures to put this right. Externally the jobs that were necessary and approved were:
  • Repairing the two rear downspouts, as this was the cause of the damp issue
  • Replacing the render in the brickwork around the effected areas to weatherproof the area.

  • Repairing the wooden window frames in sections and repainting them in keeping with appearance of the building

The jobs that were deemed necessary to conduct on the interior were.
  • Mending the holes in the Guildhall ceiling

  • Removal of the modern heaters that are causing warpage to the wood panelling

  • Some minor repairs to the woodwork within the hall itself.

It is important to note that all work has been done following guidance from the Conservation Officer and that all items and fitting of historical value that were necessary to remove in the renovation have been carefully stored to retain the integrity of the Building and its historical value.

the rear of the guildhall with scaffolding up 


the guildhll still set out in the style of a courtroom


 the old electric radiator to be removed

 The historic Guildhall was originally the Palmers' Guildhall, a timber aisled hall built in the late 14th Century.   The interior of the Guildhall is mostly the original intact 14th Century hall with its original roof with slanting cusped queen posts. The building is still supported by the original timber structure, although TF Pritchard encased the building in brick in circa 1768.
After the 1768 alterations, the building now consists of two storeys and is made up of brick, ashlar plinth and features a plain tile roof. The window sashes feature ‘Gothick’ glazing in pointed heads which are underneath brick pointed arches and four feature heraldic lights. There is a parapet with stone coping, a moulded stone cornice and brick modillion. The door case is Gothic in style and features triple shafts and a frieze with quatrefoils which was added in the alterations of 1768.

The Guildhall was Ludlow Magistrates Court until 2011. The interior of the building featured two courtrooms; Court One a Late 18th Century panelled courtroom with accompanying fittings. There was a raised bench, a witness box and a dock. There were framed paintings of the Royal Arms of George II and the Coat of Arms of the Prince of Wales above the judicial bench.   Ludlow Town Council took up residence at the 600 year old Guildhall in 2012.